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Free health care pending Govt okay


Free health care pending Govt okay

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BARBADIANS SHOULD SOON have access to totally free medical attention.

The lone offshore medical school operating here, the American University of Barbados (AUB), is only awaiting word from Government to start such clinics.

AUB president Meesam Ali Khan said the clinics were delayed because of certain permissions needed from Government, for which the process was ongoing.

“AUB is also in talks with the Government for placing super-specialty doctors in their polyclinics for specialised medical care in the field of medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, surgery, and so on.

“The benefit of this will be that the Government polyclinics will have super-specialty doctors without the Government having to pay for it.

“It will also benefit the patients because they won’t need to wait for an appointment at the [Queen Elizabeth Hospital], which is already overworked,” said Khan. (SP)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.